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Lights, Camera, Action, Wait — Huh?

-6Hey there, Y’all,

Here’s my latest update. Sorry, it’s so late, but for the last few months we’ve been scurrying around and searching out actors and actresses for the film. We even checked out various directors. In the making of a film, we go through multiple processes and for me to do a feature film, it’s a learning process. My past expertise except for acting and writing has been in corporate, commercials, TV shows, and documentaries.

When God says to hurry up, it may turn out that after we finish one phase we have to wait before we begin another. It’s the waiting part that has us seemingly dragging our feet as we start a new company or, in this case, a new aspect of the film business.

The actual pre-production of the faith-based film, Abducted to Kill, would have begun in the fall of last year when the script(s) and proposal were completed. We wrote and rewrote our script and sent it in for evaluation. More rewrites and more evaluation came next. Now, we have a perfected blueprint.

ATKImage copyThere is investor activity in as much as the investment banks are now reviewing projects connected to the funding of the film. The old saying, “it takes money to make money,” sure fits here with the film business.

Mark 9:24 “As far as possibilities go, everything is possible for the person who believes.”

So where are we now? We have a promise of potential investment. We have done our blueprint over and over again and have perfected it, we have appropriate A-List actors and actresses selected and possibly a director, but there are some things we leave in the hands of others.

This is surely a learning process and someday we will be able to write a book on what we learned. In the meantime, we do continue to absorb knowledge as we wait.

Romans 8:28 We know that all things work together for the good of those who love God—those whom he has called according to his plan.

Keep praying for us to succeed in securing the funding and getting commitment letters from the main performers we’ve selected.

Thank you. Keep looking up!



Film Update

Abducted to Kill_Poster_APR2013_DHi there, Y’all,

I’ve decided to keep y’all updated on our progress in securing the production of Abducted to Kill and the business end of Higher Ground Films. So far to date, seven of us have been meeting every month, praying, discussing, and arranging the production.

We have polished and finalized the writing of the first script of Higher Ground Films. Once we had finished writing the script we sent it to Ted Baehr at MOVIEGUIDE®. He and his team evaluated it for viability with a bottom line of, “Will it make money?”

What kind of role models, positive and negative, are the main characters?  Who is the hero and who is the villain? Do the moral statements and themes agree with a biblical worldview? Are real consequences to sin exposed and rebuked? How are relationships and love portrayed? How are Christians, religion, the church, the Bible, and God portrayed? Does the language honor God and people? If violence is included, how is it presented? How much nudity or sexual activity is included?  How appropriate is this material for my family and me? With a rap up of a Bible ve4-26-2012rse to help us understand and discern. “Give your servant a discerning heart to govern your people and to distinguish between right and wrong.” – 1 Kings 3:9

We were pleasantly surprised with the answer. Our film received one “A” but it was rated “R” and that was not acceptable. We were also given suggestions for changes, which we made.

Then we sent it back for a second evaluation. In this evaluation, we received a “PG-13″ rating and “As” across the board with more suggestions for changes. There was a lot of work that still needed to be done in characterizations, actions, resolutions, and so forth. So I shut everyone out and read, reread, and analyzed what to do and how and set about working on the corrections. When I finished I sent it to Gene for his input and to Lena for her recommendations and to polish it up.

We all agreed that we now have a great script and in a few days, I’ll let you know what we are doing next to assure the production.

Until then may God bless you and bring us all into a right relationship with Him.

Love in Christ,